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Springhill Mining Disaster 1958 One of the first major 'ongoing' news stories to be covered live on television was the coal mining disaster in Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada on October 23, 1958. That night 174 miners were trapped 13,000 feet below ground when a 'bump' caused a huge section of the mine to collapse. It was the third major disaster at the mine since 1891. Exactly 100 miners were rescued; some were trapped for five days before being saved. The bodies of the other 74 were all eventually recovered. Because of the heat at that depth, many of the corpses had badly decomposed by the time they were found. The mine never reopened.
Tags: Springhill  mine  disaster 
Added: 13th June 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Career Academy Reel to Reel Tape Machine This is a small, portable reel to reel tape recorder that was made in Japan for the "Career Academy School of Famous Broadcasters." I attended that Academy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin back in 1969. These tape recorders were offered to students so that we had something on which to practice our "announcer voice" while we were not in class. It could handle 5" or smaller reels. It still works. At the time I attended the school two rather famous people were sponsors of it. Broadcaster, author and lecturer Robert St. John, and NBA star Kareem Abdul Jabbar, (of course, back then in 1969 he was known as Lew Alcindor, and played for the Milwaukee Bucks.) I got to meet both of these gentlemen. Mr. St. John was actually the author of the textbook we used. I became a radio broadcaster… but never a famous one. :-( This was back in the days when you could lose your broadcasting license and even your job for saying ‘hell’ or ‘damn’ over the air. Somewhere along the way the FCC has curled up and died!
Tags: reel  tape  career  academy  radio 
Added: 22nd August 2007
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Posted By: jimmyjet
KOLCHAK THE NIGHT STALKER    Opening Network series that ran from 1974-1975. Carl Kolchak, played so well by Darren McGavin, was a reporter for Chicago's Independent News Service, and a magnet for situations involving the supernatural. He turned his investigative skills to vampires, werewolves, zombies and all kinds of legendary creatures, but in the end he always failed to convince his skeptical editor, Tony Vincenzo, played by Simon Oakland, that the stories weren't just products of his own overworked imagination. I was so faithful to this show, and was so disappointed when they cancelled it.
Tags: kolchak  the  night  stalker  darren  mcgavin  thriller   
Added: 22nd August 2007
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Posted By: Naomi
THE OUTER LIMITS    Opening This sci-fi anthology series ran for two seasons from 1963 to 1965 in black-and-white. It was revived in 1995 and ran for seven more seasons, until 2002. Personally I feel that the original series was better, even though special effects-wise they were inferior to what was available in the newer version.
Tags: outer  limits  science  fiction  television 
Added: 22nd August 2007
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Posted By: Naomi
J C Penney Reel to Reel This is a J.C. Penney model 6217 reel to reel tape recorder from the early '70s. All it says on the back is "made in Japan," possibly by Sony, I'm not sure. This was the first reel to reel that I ever owned... if you don't count a cassette player as a reel to reel machine. It had two speakers but was not a stereo. It played monaural out of both speakers which were built into the sides of the machine. A nice little reel to reel machine for a young man like me who didn't have a lot of $$$. Lightweight, with a protective cover, it got the job done rather nicely. I worked as a radio announcer when I owned his and it was super easy to record all my own music onto reels using the station’s equipment. Quite a fringe benefit!
Tags: reel  tape  recorder  jc  penny 
Added: 23rd August 2007
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Posted By: jimmyjet
Sony TC 630 Tape Recorder This is a Sony TC-630 reel to reel tape player. I had one of them back in the mid '70s. I bought it so that I could record a two man group that my buddy and I had. He played a 12 string guitar and I played a harmonica and the drums, (not at the same time... I wasn't that coordinated.) For those of you who might have had one of these wonderful machines you'll remember that it had what Sony called "Sound on Sound" capabilities. Simply put, that meant that after you had made a recording you could go back to whatever point you wanted to and record something else on top of what you had just recorded, without erasing your original recording. What I would do is record my friend and I playing a song, with me on my harmonica, usually playing something by John Denver. When we were through I would go back to the beginning of the song and using headphones, listen to what we had just recorded while playing my drums using the Sound on Sound function. When we would play back the recording it would play everything just as if we had three members in the group! What a great machine this was! It weighed about a zillion pounds, though.
Tags: sony  reel  tape  recorder 
Added: 23rd August 2007
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Posted By: jimmyjet
The Games of OUR LIVES One of MANY, Game we play to have FUN...#1, The Game of Life, The game was originally created in 1860 by Milton Bradley as The Checkered Game of Life...In 1960, the one hundredth anniversary of the game, the form of the game now known as The Game of Life, was introduced, designed by Reuben Klamer. The Game of Life copyrighted by the Milton Bradley company in 1963 had some differences from later versions. -There were many re-publishings over the years, including 1959, 1961, 1966, 1978, 1985, 1992, 2000, and 2005...Let's not forget the Parker Brothers! Your turn, name or add your favorite or memorable boardgames! What was it, Checkers Candyland Operation, and Battleship, Backgammon, English draughts, Monopoly (game)Trivial Pursuit, Ouija, Aggravation and Probe, Sorry! (game).
Tags: The  Game  of  Life  Milton  Bradley  Company  Checkers  English  draughts  Trivial  Pursuit,  Ouija,  Aggravation  Probe  Scrabble  RiskMonopoly  games    Candyland  Operation,  and  Battleship  backgammon   
Added: 28th March 2009
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Posted By: mia_bambina
If This Were Your Site What Would You Do Next It's been a while since we have made any changes to the site. I'm honored when so many come here on a daily and weekly basis and the friendships that have been made. It leads me to believe there can be more done here to foster these friendships. What do you recommend?
Tags: Your  Remember  That  YRT  If  This  Were  Your  Site  What  Would  You  Do  Next 
Added: 8th February 2009
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Posted By: Steve
She Wears Hot Pants those were the "frienly" skys!
Tags: stewardesses  uniforms 
Added: 30th August 2007
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Posted By: Teresa
Mason Williams   Classical Gas LOL this is a little complicated. The song was a hit in 1968 so that's where I posted it. The Smother Brothers Show aired until 1969. This aired in 1988 when the Writers Guild went on strike so The Smothers Brothers were briefly back on the air and when this clip was actually aired!
Tags: Mason  Williams  Classical  Gas 
Added: 2nd September 2007
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Posted By: Freckles

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